GSU selects Honors College dean

Georgia State University officials moved ahead with a plan to create an Honors College by selecting a founding dean.

Larry Berman, a political science professor at the University of California-Davis, will serve as dean effective Jan. 3, 2012, officials announced Thursday.

Georgia State is transforming the current honors program into a college to provide accomplished students with more opportunities for research and other challenges. The change is one of the goals in the university's strategic plan.